Telstra unveils fixed-wireless 5G, Google unleashes new Pixel, Chromecast, Nest: Vertical Hold ep 298

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How does Telstra’s new 5G fixed-wireless service stack up against the NBN? What can we expect from Google’s new Pixel phones, Chromecast players and Nest speakers?

Special guests Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau), ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes), PickrAU editor Leigh Stark (@Leighlo)

Telstra is finally in the fixed 5G wireless space, but how do its plans stack up, and what does this mean for the wider broadband market — especially in light of last week’s explosive NBN news?

Meanwhile, the worst kept secrets in mobile tech — and that’s a very competitive battle when you think about it — were unveiled as Google revealed the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Nest Audio and more. Google’s approach is more mid-range this year — but in 2020 is that a misstep or a stroke of tactical genius?

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts Adam Turner and Alex Kidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.


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